Bookmakers favour Nantes to be victorious against Angers in their upcoming Ligue 1 encounter. Despite their recent unconvincing form, a win for the former seems likely this coming Saturday. They should not underestimate Angers, though.
Nantes approach the next Ligue 1 round as number 17 in the table, having claimed 33 points this season so far. With 37 games behind them, Angers amassed 18 points, placing them as number 20 before their next fixture.
The upcoming game against Angers offers a good opportunity for Nantes to get some much-needed points to their account. The final part of the season could be a tough ride, should they fail to claim 3 points in a match like this.
Nantes scored seven goals, conceded 19 and fought their way to one clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Angers scored 12 goals, conceded 20 and managed one clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
It finished all square on when Nantes last faced Angers. With both denying to back down, the scoreboard said 0-0 in the end. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 19/4.
Nantes vs Angers Prediction
A draw was the best Nantes could muster in their previous three games. They claimed a 0-0 draw against Toulouse, before getting trounced 0-3 against Montpellier. Last time out, more disappointment followed as Lille ran out 2-1 winners. Nantes did not win any of their last six Ligue 1 matches at the Stade de la Beaujoire. They came through these matches with a record of two draws and three defeats, in which they conceded 14 and scored six goals.
They went into the season as candidates for the drop, and unfortunately for Nantes, they have lived up to expectations. As the season draws to a close, they are still in with a chance of escaping relegation, though.
In their past three matches, Angers lost 3-1 against Marseille, drew 2-2 with Reims and won 2-1 against Troyes. Angers came through their last six away games in the Ligue 1 without a single win. Of those six matches, they drew one and lost five in which, they were outscored by 19 goals to six.
Many people had Angers down as candidates for the drop before the season, but rescue is still within reach, as the season nears its end.
Both Nantes and visitors Angers seem to struggle just a wee bit much right now, with keeping a clean sheet. We go out on a limb here and suggest that, both teams will find the back of the net.
Nantes won 11 points from their last nine encounters with teams from the bottom six, like their upcoming opponent. They won two, scored nine and let in nine goals. Angers won one of their previous nine outings against teams from the bottom six and claimed six points. They scored ten and conceded 15 goals. Nantes are looking at a record of six wins, 15 draws and 16 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Angers put four wins, six draws and 27 defeats on the board in the Ligue 1.
Nantes vs Angers Stats
- Nantes have not won 17 of the last 19 matches
- Nantes have conceded in 17 of the last 19 matches
- Nantes have lost 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Nantes have lost the last 3 home matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- In 7 of the last 9 Nantes home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Angers have not won 17 of the last 19 matches
- In the last 7 matches in a row Angers played, both teams scored
- Angers have not won 15 of the last 17 away matches
- In the last 7 Angers matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 7 Angers away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Nantes vs Angers Squads
The 43-year-old coach of the home team, Pierre Aristouy, will select the lineup against Angers from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season:
Alban Lafont (0/36), Denis Petric (0/0), Remy Descamps (0/1), Andrei Girotto (1/35), Charles Traore (0/11), Jaouen Hadjam (0/12), Jean-Charles Castelletto (0/31), Joao Victor (0/12), Lorik Cana (0/0), Michel Diaz (0/0), Nathan Zeze (0/1), Nicolas Pallois (1/26), Robin Voisine (0/0), Sebastien Corchia (0/22), Florent Mollet (1/18), Lohann Doucet (0/9), Ludovic Blas (7/36), Moussa Sissoko (2/29), Pedro Chirivella (0/25), Quentin Merlin (1/23), Samuel Moutoussamy (0/34), Samuel Yepie (0/0), Andy Delort (6/26), Evann Guessand (3/30), Fabien Centonze (0/23), Gor Manvelyan (0/0), Ignatius Ganago (4/31), Marcus Regis Coco (1/24), Moses Simon (5/33), Mostafa Mohamed (8/36).
Listed below is the full squad of Angers players that the manager Alexandre Dujeux will choose from for the upcoming game:
Matteo Petitgenet (0/0), Paul Bernardoni (0/27), Theo Borne (0/0), Yahia Fofana (0/10), Abdoulaye Bamba (0/20), Cedric Hountondji (0/36), Faouzi Ghoulam (0/7), Halid Sabanovic (2/14), Ilyes Chetti (0/6), Lilian Rao-Lisoa (1/6), Miha Blazic (2/23), Souleyman Doumbia (0/24), Yan Valery (0/29), Ali Kalla (0/0), Amine Salama (3/25), Batista Mendy (0/34), Himad Abdelli (2/29), Jean Bahoya (0/10), Nabil Bentaleb (4/29), Ousmane Camara (0/9), Pierrick Capelle (0/25), Waniss Taibi (0/11), Yassin Belkhdim (0/0), Zinedine Ould Khaled (0/0), Abdallah Sima (5/33), Adrien Hunou (4/33), Farid El Melali (0/16), Ibrahima Niane (2/16), Jason Mbock (0/0), Lois Diony (1/10), Sada Thioub (1/26), Ulrick Eneme Ella (0/0).
Nantes vs Angers Team News
Nantes could be looking at three players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Angers.
Andy Delort, Pedro Chirivella and Denis Petric nurses various injuries and won't take part for Nantes against Angers at Stade de la Beaujoire.
Angers have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Nantes this coming Saturday.
Names like Yahia Fofana, Lois Diony, Ulrick Eneme Ella and Ali Kalla most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Nantes.
Nantes vs Angers Lineups
Nantes vs Angers H2H
The match ended in a 0-0 draw in the previous outing between Nantes and Angers and should we get another draw, the bookies best price are at 19/4. The last ten matches between Nantes and Angers saw four draws and two wins for each team. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 19/4.
Nantes vs Angers Results
In the past ten matches between home side Nantes and Angers both teams found the back of the net six times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 21/20.
Nantes vs Angers Betting Tips
Having scored just once lately in the Ligue 1, Nicolas Pallois will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Angers hope Himad Abdelli can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two Ligue 1 goals in his last six Ligue 1 games.
Does the value lie with over or under 2.5 goals, when it comes to home matches for Nantes? Over 2.5 happened five times in their last 10 at Stade de la Beaujoire. It came out eight times in 10 league matches away for Angers.
In the last ten encounters between Nantes and Angers over 2.5 goals came out three times, as Nantes averaged 1.3 goals a game. Angers scored an average of one goal in these, while both teams scored six times. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Nantes’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten games for Angers, who managed to hit the net 1.2 times on average in these games.